Rutherford B. Hayes Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Trivia questions with answers about President Rutherford B. Hayes.

 

Rutherford B. Hayes Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Who was the 19th President of the United States?
A: Rutherford B. Hayes.

Where was Rutherford Birchard Hayes was born?
A: In Delaware, Ohio.

What was Rutherford’s birth name?
A: Rutherford Birchard Hayes.

Through both his father and mother, Hayes was of what ancestry?
A: New England colonial.

On what date was Rutherford B. Hayes born?
A: On October 4, 1822.

Who was Rutherford’s father?
A: Rutherford Hayes, Jr. Hayes's father, was a Vermont storekeeper, who took the family to Ohio in 1817.

Rutherford’s father died ten weeks before what?
A: Rutherford's birth.

 

Sophi, Rutherford’s mother, took charge of the family, bringing up Hayes and who?
A: His sister, Fanny.

Rutherford and Fanny were the only two of how many of Sophi’s children to survive to adulthood?
A: Four.

What president preceded Rutherford?
A: Ulysses Grant.

Who was Rutherford’s vice president?
A: William Wheeler.

When did Hayes serve as President of the U.S.?
A: March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1881

Who succeeded Hayes as President of the U.S.?
A: James Garfield.

Where did Rutherford B. Hayes attended school?
A: The common schools in Delaware, Ohio.

 

Where did Rutherford enroll in 1836?
A: At the Methodist Norwalk Seminary in Norwalk, Ohio.

The following year he transferred to a preparatory school in Middletown, Connecticut, where he studied what?
A: Latin and Ancient Greek.

Rutherford returned to Ohio and entered what school in 1838?
A: Kenyon College in Gambier.

While at Kenyon he became interested in what?
A: Whig politics.

Hayes graduated with highest honors in 1842 and addressed the class as its what?
A: Valedictorian.

Hayes moved east to attend what school in 1843?
A: Harvard Law School.

Hayes was an attorney in Ohio and was the city solicitor of Cincinnati from when to when?
A: 1858 to 1861.

 

Who did Hayes court during his time in Cincinnati?
A: His future wife, Lucy Webb.

In what year did Rutherford and Lucy become engaged?
A: In 1851.

On what date did Rutherford marry Lucy?
A: On December 30, 1852, at the house of Lucy's mother.

When the Civil War broke out, he left a fledgling political career to do what?
A: Join the Union Army as an officer.

How many times was Hayes was wounded during the war?
A: Five times.

Rutherford earned a reputation for what?
A: Bravery in combat and was promoted to the rank of major general.

After the war, Rutherford served in the U.S. Congress from when to when?
A:  1865 to 1867 as a Republican.

 

Hayes left Congress to run for what office?
A: Governor of Ohio and was elected to two consecutive terms.

In 1876 he was elected to a what?
A: Third term as Governor.

Rutherford believed in equal treatment without regard to race, and improvement through what?
A: Education.

He ordered federal troops to quell what?
A: The Great Railroad Strike of 1877.

Hayes kept his pledge not to run for re-election doing what after his term?
A: He retired to his home in Ohio, and became an advocate of social and educational reform.